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Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter

Mike Harlington, chair of the Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, has made a series of demands through solicitors that are absurd and completely unenforceable. He seems to think he has some sort of authority to determine which businesses may join CannaPro. We also have multiple reports of him theatening businesses that if they join CannaPro … Continue reading Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter

CannaPro Seizes the Initiative in the CBD and Novel Foods Debacle

  Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro), the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses, has instructed solicitors to take decisive action in the ongoing row between the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the UK’s fastest-growing food supplement market for cannabidiol (CBD) products. TLT Solicitors, acting on behalf of CannaPro, has sent a formal letter … Continue reading CannaPro Seizes the Initiative in the CBD and Novel Foods Debacle

Statement Concerning the Actions of Mike Harlington, Chair of the Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd

Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) has received a letter from solicitors acting on behalf of Mike Harlington’s Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, making a series of ridiculous and unsustainable threats.  We have also received a further email from his solicitors demanding that we remove 21 names from our list of Certified Businesses.  We will not be doing … Continue reading Statement Concerning the Actions of Mike Harlington, Chair of the Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd

CBD Isolates Are NOT Becoming A Controlled Substance

In another example of typical overclaiming and exaggeration, Mike Harlington’s CTA has put out an announcement that CBD isolates are becoming a controlled substance. There is no truth in this at all, it is nothing but speculation and opinion. Even if the speculation is correct that isolates will remain classified as a novel food, the … Continue reading CBD Isolates Are NOT Becoming A Controlled Substance

Presentation at the Hemp CBD Expo, 2nd March 2019

I spoke at the Hemp CBD Expo at around 5.00pm on Saturday, 2nd March 2019. Below is my speech as originally composed. An audio file is available here. A video will be available shortly. My PowerPoint presentation file is here. “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Peter Reynolds and I am the president … Continue reading Presentation at the Hemp CBD Expo, 2nd March 2019

Notes on Teleconference with FSA, 1st February 2019

Attendees: Peter Reynolds, Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) Alison Asquith, FSA Colin Clifford, FSA Paul Tossell FSA 1. FSA advised that the industry has “one last chance” to submit evidence of significant consumption of CBD extracts within EU area prior to 1997. 2. CannaPro requested clarification as to which authority stipulates this deadline and how long the … Continue reading Notes on Teleconference with FSA, 1st February 2019

Another Attack by Bureaucrats on CBD and its Consumers

Today’s article in the Daily Mail on CBD follows that publication’s usual pattern – there is a kernel of truth but on top of that is piled inaccuracy upon misleading comment upon nonsense. So let’s deal with the truth and send the nonsense back to the Daily Mail where it belongs. Within the last few … Continue reading Another Attack by Bureaucrats on CBD and its Consumers